ADI welcomes new president
The Dentist hears from Amit Patel upon his election as new president of the Association of Dental Implantology.
Modern dental implantology is about much more than placing a dental implant in the right place within the mouth. Successful treatment requires careful patient assessment, case selection, planning, execution and long-term maintenance, necessitating a multidisciplinary approach from the professional team.
The importance of a multifaceted approach has been emphasised with the election of the ADI’s new president, Amit Patel. As a specialist periodontist, Amit has accrued decades of experience in dental implantology and related fields. He is an associate specialist in periodontics and honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham Dental School, teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates. Amit is also an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Dental Practice (UK), lectures extensively across the UK and abroad, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Keen to promote the relationship between dental implantology and periodontal management, Amit explains, “The ADI has always been a dental implant- focused society, originally established in 1987 by GDPs with an interest in the field. As we all know, the evolution of dental implantology, especially in the last decade or so, has highlighted the importance of a multi-faceted approach to treatment – there is much more to consider than simply the location and type of dental implant placed. Dental implants are not automatically a solution for life and a lot of work is required by both professional and patient to prolong the efficiency of treatment results initially achieved.